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Letitia A. Long

Letitia Long

Electrical Engineering
Class of 1982, B.S.

Letitia A. Long earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Catholic University of America. Long started her career in naval intelligence and went on to serve as the deputy director of the Office of Naval Intelligence, the first deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence, and the first chief information officer and later the deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. In 2010, she became the fifth director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the first woman to lead a major U.S. intelligence agency. 

Long currently sits on the boards of Raytheon Company, Noblis, HyperSat, and Quadrint. She serves on the Board of Visitors of Virginia Tech, as the chairman of the board of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, and as a member of the board of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. In addition, she sits on advisory boards, including the Virginia Tech Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology and HawkEye 360.